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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 157-158

Phentermine-topiramate: First combination drug for obesity

Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

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Jagjit Singh
Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College ans Hospital, Chandigarh - 160 030
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-516X.157177

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Obesity is spreading globally at an alarming speed. The management of obesity is multifaceted and includes lifestyle modifications as the cornerstone. Until only orlistat was approved for long term use in obesity. The US Food and Drug Administration granted approval to a fixed dose mid 2012 combination of phentermine immediate release and topiramate extended release in 2012 for treatment of obese patients or overweight patients with comorbid conditions. The new drug has shown significant weight loss compared with placebo for a period up to 2 years.

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